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Six stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 5.29.2015

FIFA election; Clinton plans first campaign event, as does O'Malley; Anheuser-Busch lends a hand to flood victims; Hastert steps down from lobbying post. Read entire article
29 May 2015 | 3:36 am PDT

Sermo full-year fee income grows 12 per cent

Sermo, the international network of 13 PR agencies primarily focused on the lifestyle and luxury sectors, has reported a 12 per cent rise in total annual fee income to £27m ($42.3m) in 2014. Read entire article
29 May 2015 | 1:25 am PDT

R3 China study: Ruder Finn tops "client-side endorsements"

Firm polls highly for performance, while Ogilvy tops the charts for perception in Greater China Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 5:14 pm PDT

Burson-Marsteller ups Ryan Barr to lead financial comms practice

Burson also promoted Kate Lipsitz to MD and head of operations for the US corporate and financial practice. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 12:04 pm PDT

FIFA sponsors, minus Gazprom, voice concerns about scandal

Nearly all of FIFA's sponsors demanded the organization get its act together on corruption. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 9:56 am PDT

Kathy Cripps to retire from PR Council

The group has formed a search committee to find her replacement. She's expected to step down by the end of this year. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 8:04 am PDT

Could FIFA quickly replace a departing sponsor? Easier said than done

Say Visa does drop its sponsorship of the international soccer body. Would MasterCard immediately step in? Don't bet on it, say experts. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 6:23 am PDT

From Raheem Sterling to Tiger Woods: PR strategies used to counter sporting controversies

Sporting controversies are a regular occurrence, with FIFA the latest household name to find itself at crisis point following corruption charges. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 6:12 am PDT

Five things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 5.28.2015

Sponsors tell FIFA to get its act together; Cavs to face Warriors in NBA Finals; Cision's Granat sounds off; Pataki, Santorum launch White House bids. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 3:51 am PDT

Visa, Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald's: sponsors round on FIFA

Visa has threatened to look again at its sponsorship of FIFA if it fails to put ethical practices in place, while other sponsors have also expressed serious concerns following the most recent scandals at the crisis-hit football body. Read entire article
28 May 2015 | 12:17 am PDT

Logitech ups Krista Todd to corporate comms VP

Krista Todd has succeeded Nancy Morrison, who retired in December. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 12:13 pm PDT

FIFA handles crisis comms in-house as executives stray offside

The international soccer body is handling comms surrounding the recent investigations on its own. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 10:50 am PDT

Sainsbury's hands corporate comms account to Porter Novelli

Sainsbury's has appointed Porter Novelli to manage its corporate affairs, PRWeek has learned. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 10:12 am PDT

Crisis PR pros don't buy FIFA spokesman's positive take on arrests

Comms chief Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday is "a good day for FIFA." Crisis communicators didn't believe him. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 9:49 am PDT

Procter & Gamble YouTube video banned in the UK

The beauty video was not identifiable as marketing, according to the country's advertising watchdog. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 9:07 am PDT

Timeline: FIFA in crisis

Up to the minute on FIFA's corruption crisis: Blatter expected to win another term. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 7:55 am PDT

Seven things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 5.27.2015

FIFA in crisis; Hunter PR opens London office; 2016 update; Tech brands dominate 'most valuable' rankings. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 4:00 am PDT

FIFA comms director Walter De Gregorio denies there is a crisis

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA's director of comms and public affairs, downplayed the arrest of FIFA officials and corporate executives during an emergency press conference today. Read entire article
27 May 2015 | 2:40 am PDT

Companies need to get better at talking about CSR: Cone

The firm's latest study found that nearly two thirds of consumers will ignore brands' CSR messages if they're confusing. Read entire article
26 May 2015 | 11:38 am PDT

Hunter PR goes international with London office launch

The firm's first global assignment is for its longstanding Tabasco client. Read entire article
26 May 2015 | 9:06 am PDT

Santiago PR pros strive to improve private sector's image after scandals

Pelayo Bezanilla, public affairs and comms manager, Coca-Cola, says PR professionals are hot to improve the reputation of Chile's private sector.
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26 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT

Spotlight: Moscow

Nazim Turdumambetov, corporate communications head, Philips Russia and CIS, discusses the rise of digital and PR's transformation in Moscow.
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30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am PDT

Spotlight: Los Angeles

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm, details how the city's entertainment scene makes LA a highly energetic, but competitive, marketplace for PR pros.
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29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am PDT

Spotlight: Detroit

Janet Tyler, cofounder and co-CEO, Airfoil, discusses how an influx of entrepreneurs and hard work helped the city fight back from bankruptcy.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am PDT

Spotlight: Sydney

Roger Ringwood, MD at Smart Brands International, says demand for well-executed digital and traditional comms efforts is growing in the city.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am PDT
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